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Krug Awards Given for LGBT Projects

Congratulations to the Charleston (SC) Friends of the Library and the LGBT Center of Raleigh Library! They are two of the seven winners this year of $1,000 grants from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund for events celebrating Banned Books Week this fall. Charleston will focus on the recent state legislature censorship of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. Money from the grant will partly be used for a public event of censored music and a selection from the book’s stage version. Raleigh Library will celebrate Banned Books Week for the first time with discussions of LGBT-themed banned and challenged books; an open mic night Read-Out  featuring passages from Two Boys Kissing and The Perks of Being a Wallflower; and a display of banned and challenged books at the North Carolina Pride Festival.

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